The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust (CFCT)’s Investing in Young People grant programme seeks to support disadvantaged young people living at the margins of society; with the aim of improving their skills, building their confidence and resilience and breaking down the barriers to their employment.
Grants are available to charities, CICs, social enterprises or other properly constituted not-for-profit organisations who are working with the following groups of young people in Kent:
- unemployed young people – aged 16-25, not in education, training or employment (NEETS);
- young offenders and those at risk of offending aged 14-25;
- young people in or leaving care aged 14-25; and
- other groups of disengaged, disaffected and vulnerable young people aged 14-25.
Organisations must be working to meet the needs of these young people by improving their academic performance or vocational skills or by helping to break down the barriers that prevent them from participating in education, employment or training. The barriers could be numerous and complex including: insecure housing; mental and physical ill health; caring responsibilities; substance misuse; homelessness; criminal convictions and being a care leaver.
The Trust is particularly interested to hear from organisations that they have funded recently and that can demonstrate that their funds have had a significant impact. Extra priority will be given to groups that:
- work in a particularly disadvantaged or deprived area;
- have limited access to other sources of income;
- clearly define the need they are addressing;
- clearly demonstrate the benefit to young people;
- demonstrate a commitment to service user involvement;
- can demonstrate partnership working; and/or
- offer matched funding opportunities.
Organisations can apply for either:
- a one-off grant of between £20,000 and £50,000; or
- a grant of between £10,000 and £25,000 per annum, for a maximum of three years (in certain circumstances this may be extended to five years.)
Please note, the total annual grant cannot be greater than 50% of your most recent annual turnover. Funding will not be allocated for core costs of an existing service unless this will unlock new opportunities or extend the service in some way.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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